MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
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Founded in 1964, the MSA at UCLA fosters a space for Muslim students on the UCLA campus. The MSA provides religious services, advocates on behalf of Muslim students on campus, and provides opportunities for students to give back to their community.
The MSA is a thriving student community engaging the campus and the greater society through community service, outreach, and educational projects. Its diverse constituencies find an environment away from home in the MSA that stretches far beyond simply an "organization." It is a community, a space where Muslim students can feel comfortable growing and engaging their campus in a focused manner. As a cultural group, MSA adds a valuable voice to UCLA, one that speaks for its Muslim students, seeks to dispel harmful myths, and is committed to broadening horizons all around.
As a community, MSA develops leaders who use their education as a tool with which to engage their peers and further empower themselves. As part of a whole, MSA strives to build bridges with other communities to maintain meaningful dialogues. Thus, the MSA is a cultural, social, political, and philanthropic vehicle that produces individuals who fulfill not only the vision of MSA, but ultimately the mission of USAC and the University as a whole. The MSA is capable of achieving these results by establishing itself as an umbrella organization of six diverse projects; The Beautiful Minds Project, Mentors for Academic and Peer Support, Academic Mentorship and Professional Development, UMMA Volunteer Project, IYTP, and Al-Talib Newsmagazine.
PRAYER ON CAMPUS
Congregational prayers take place at our designated prayer location behind Kerckhoff Hall (between Kerckhoff and Engineering IV). Prayer mats can be found inside the MSA office, located at Kerckoff 146.
Here are the times for congregational prayers:
Dhuhr: 12:15 PM
Asr: 3:00 PM
Maghrib: 10 min after adhan
Isha: 8:00 PM
Jumu'ah (Friday) Prayers
Jumu'ah prayer is held in the John Wooden Center Pyramid Room
The Khutbah begins at 1:15pm. Salat Al-Jumu'ah begins at 1:45pm, iA.
Late Jumu'ah takes place behind Kerckhoff at 2:10pm, iA.
Join the Facebook group to check out our weekly events:
For a more comprehensive look at upcoming events, see our calendar and RSVP on Facebook.
(You can also add it to your Google Calendar)
MSA UCLA is blessed to have the guidance of two university chaplains, as a part of a regional chaplaincy initiative by the Institute of Knowledge. Aiming to provide spiritual counsel to Muslims on campus.
Alhamdulillah, we are excited to have Shaykh Suhail Mulla as a member of our MSA family as the resident chaplain. He joins us as a part of a regional initiative led by the Institute of Knowledge which provides a vital service to universities in Southern California.
Shaykh Suhail Hasan Mulla is a Los Angeles native, proudly born and raised. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in African-American Studies from CSUN, his Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA and another Bachelor’s Degree in Shari’ah (Islamic Law) from the world’s preeminent Islamic seminary – Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He also completed a two year Islamic Studies program at Al-Asheera Al-Muhammadiya in Cairo, Egypt where he studied privately with numerous Azhari scholars.
He conducts lectures, give halaqas, and provides general counsel to the MSA community. Students can also schedule 1-1 office hours with the chaplain.
For more information about the chaplaincy initiative, please visit
Use the link below to book an appointment with Shaykh Suhail:
We are also blessed to have Ustadha Lobna Mulla as the MSA’s new resident chaplain. She conducts sisters halaqas once a month and is also available for 1-1 office hours.
Lobna was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from California State University, Northridge in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. She worked as an accountant for ten years until she began her career as a mother. Lobna moved to Egypt for three years with her husband, Shaikh Suhail Mulla, and her children and studied Arabic, Qur’anic Recitation and Islamic Sciences under Azhari scholars.
Ustadha Lobna Youssef Mulla is a motivational speaker and community educator. She is best known for her optimistic, positive and engaging style with audiences. Lobna is the former National Tarbiya Director of the Muslim American Society, where she is still an active member. She has been working as a youth mentor for the past two decades in multiple capacities. Lobna has organized youth camps, led study circles, taught classes in her community, and lectured extensively, nationally and internationally.
Lobna is a recent graduate of Chapman University with a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting. She is the creator of the YouTube channel, Double Shot Mocha Productions, where she strives to promote social awareness through humor.
Use the link below to book an appointment with Ustadha Lobna:
See the various projects that operate under MSA's umbrella that provide service to the community, or perspective on pertinent issues. Our projects are housed in the UCLA Community Programs Office and UCLA Student Media.
Editor-in-Chief: Hira Raza
Al-Talib provides an independent perspective on issues important to Muslim communities. Targeting a college-age audience, we seek to create an outlet for activism on and off campus, a platform for representation of all facets of the Muslim-American communities and a safe space for sensitive topics. We believe that this sort of dialogue, no matter how uncomfortable it may be at times, is necessary in order for our community to appreciate and celebrate its diversity.
Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project
Project Director: Kareem Ahmed
Facebook Group: LINK
The Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project was created with the goal of providing education to historically marginalized communities. In order to achieve this goal, we tutor and mentor high school students of the Boyle Heights community at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School as well as incarcerated youth at Camp Fred Miller. By tutoring them in math, reading, or even career planning, our goal is that the children of these communities graduate high school and find ample job opportunities. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. We would love to have you!
Mentors for Academic and Peer Support
Project Director: Rahma Junaidean
Facebook Group: LINK
MAPS is dedicated to improve youth education in Los Angeles. MAPS was founded by the MSA at UCLA in 2000 to strengthen educational equity and inter-community activism.
The project takes a proactive, hands-on approach to shaping the futures of at-risk and under-served students in Watts and Downtown Los Angeles. Members of MAPS are on the frontlines of the war on education inequality, mentoring students in everything from college application literacy to gang intervention and drug awareness. Join now and become an agent of Allah’s justice, help the students that have been left behind get ahead!
UMMA Volunteer Project
Project Director: Zain Khalifeh
Facebook Group: LINK
UVP's mission is to promote the well-being of the underserved by providing access to high-quality healthcare for all, regardless of ability to pay. UVP envisions itself as part of a larger network of institutions addressing the health and well-being of the underserved and indigent, mindful of the cultural, spiritual, social and economic realities that impinge upon them and the traditional barriers to accessing care.
Academic Mentorship and Professional Development
Project Director: Sumaya Khader
AMPD provides MSA UCLA members services and resources to become stronger muslim leaders in the academic and professional spheres through free textbook loans and study notes, peer and alumni mentorships, pre-professional workshops and internships. Our peer mentorship program pairs incoming students with the upperclassmen and guides them through the Muslim college student experience. Students are further guided towards the profession they are interested in through internships, pre-professional workshops and an annual networking event.
AMPD Book Request: LINK
Food Drive Initiative
Project Director: Qudsiah Siddiqui & Abraham Flores
The Food Drive Initiative is a student-run community project within in the Muslim Student Association of UCLA that seeks an organized effort with a group of committed and motivated college students to get together and contribute some money once or twice a month throughout the academic quarter, and with these funds, will purchase food items and prepare these items for distribution to less fortunate people around the immediate LA area. Food items include sandwiches, chips, and water. The goal of this project is to organize and unite our efforts into giving back to the community within Los Angeles and have the opportunity to play an integral part in the empowerment of our volunteers within the UCLA community to the greater Los Angeles area. Sign up to volunteer here
The Beautiful Mind Project
President: Summer Genidy
The Beautiful Mind Project aims to promote well-rounded and intersectional understandings of mental health in the Muslim community, while transcending socio-cultural, political, and physical barriers of stigmatization. BMP seeks to accomplish this goal by utilizing Islamic principles as a source of and inspiration for mental wellness. By providing diverse, accessible resources to the Muslim community here on campus, the Beautiful Mind Project advocates for its members a lifestyle that emphasizes the delicate balance between mental, spiritual, and physical health.
MSA BOARD 2019-2020
Meet this Year's MSA Board Members!
Internal Vice President
External Vice President
Sisters' Activities Director
Brothers' Activities Director
Public Relations Director